Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Kelsey grew up riding horses and wanting to become an artist. She traveled and competed in horse shows around the US with her red roan, Chuck. While horses have remained a true passion of hers, her desire to travel and explore new cultures came to the forefront. After Stephen and Kelsey were married, their whirlwind travel adventure officially began. This allowed Kelsey a chance to explore the wine world more thoroughly, which instilled in her a true love for the vineyards and the wine they produce. It also gave her the chance to become the event coordinator and tasting room manager for the first winery on Waiheke Island, New Zealand- Goldie Estate. An avid baker, Kelsey also loves venturing to new coffee shops and eateries while finding fun places to explore with their children, Hendrik and Ilse (plus winery dog Otto!).